You can submit CSiETABS jobs from the Monitor.
The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation. The CSiETABS specific options are:
CSi ETABS Data File(s): The CSi ETABS Data File to be processed. CSi ETABS Files (*.EDB), Microsoft Access Files (*.MDB), Microsoft Excel Files (*.XLS), CSi ETABS Text Files (*.$ET *.E2K) are supported.
Override Output Directory: If this option is enabled, an output directory can be used to re-direct all processed files to.
Build To Force: You can force 32 or 64 bit processing with this option.
Submit Data File With Job: If this option is enabled, the ETABS file will be submitted with the job, and then copied locally to the Worker machine during processing.
Version: The version of CSi ETABS to render with.
CSiETABS Design Options are:
4 options are available to automatically perform design after the data file has been opened & analysis results are available.
Steel Frame Design: Perform steel frame design after the analysis has completed.
Concrete Frame Design: Perform concrete frame design after the analysis has completed.
Composite Beam Design: Perform composite beam design after the analysis has completed.
Shear Wall Design: Perform shear wall design after analysis has completed.
CSiETABS Deletion Options are:
Delete Analysis Results: Choose to delete the analysis results if required.
CSiETABS Additional Options are:
Include Data File: If enabled, the output zip file will contain the data file OR if outputting to a directory path, the data file will be included.
Compress (ZIP) Output: Automatically compress the output to a single zip file.
Command Line Args: Additional command line flags/options can be added here if required.
You can configure the CSiETABS plug-in settings from the Monitor. While in super user mode, select Tools -> Configure Plugins and select the CSiETABS plug-in from the list on the left.
ETABS 2016 Executable: The path to the ETABS 2016 executable file used for simulating. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.
ETABS 17 Executable: The path to the ETABS 17 executable file used for simulating. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.
ETABS 18 Executable: The path to the ETABS 18 executable file used for simulating. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.
Currently, there are no FAQs for this plug-in.
Error Messages and Meanings¶
This is a collection of known CSiETABS error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.
“An abnormal condition has occurred. Program needs to terminate. Do you want to save current model with a different name?” This error message can occur when a machine with its screen locked attempts to open ETABS.